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Re: Doing the best they can.



Hi All

The same goes for many DX Expositions

Thanks Emily 

Joe  K0VTY
Amsat # 860
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On Tue, 04 May 2004 08:55:03 -0700 Emily Clarke <w0eec@AMSAT.Org> writes:
> At 01:05 PM 5/4/2004 +0200, john hackett wrote:
> >A lot of amateur satellite operators would like to have fully 
> automated 
> >stations but many of them,
> >particularly among the newly established families, homebuilders and 
> 
> >penionists etc.....often simply can't afford the extra investment.
> 
> This was certainly a consideration when I started - of all the 
> things to 
> spend money on (antennas, radio, preamps and eventual dish and 
> downconverter) automatic tuning (and rotation) seemed to be a low 
> priority.  Now it's priority has changed to an academic exercise so 
> I can 
> teach others about it.
> 
> It also occurred to me last year on field day that if I didn't know 
> how to 
> manually tune the radio I was going to need to have a computer, 
> power etc. 
> For a 3A station running QRP on battery power this was a big problem 
> 
> considering the 910H receive section still draws considerably more 
> power 
> than the receiver sections the HF guys have with their Elecraft K1s 
> and 
> 817s. So learning to tune manually (and rotate manually) insured I 
> could 
> operate in true field-battery conditions with a minimal amount of 
> equipment.
> 
> 73,
> 
> Emily
> 
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